Wöhler's law


Wöh·​ler's law
: a law of strength of materials: the breaking strength of a material decreases with repetition of the strain and with the range of the strain variations

Word History


after Friedrich Wöhler †1882 German chemist

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“Wöhler's law.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/W%C3%B6hler%27s%20law. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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